Students join one of the many research teams involved in neuroscience or engineering research. This research involves fundamental techniques in electrophysiology, advances in computer science and computational modeling, along with new theories in mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering applications. Students utilize these techniques to identify mechanisms and strategies used by the nervous system to function in health and disease and then to develop innovative strategies for restoring this function following injury. This research is conducted in close collaboration with investigators in the laboratory, with the results from the students’ work presented at the final poster day.
Prospective students should consider possible research opportunities in one of the research groups headed by the following investigators.
|Leora Cherney, PhD||Recovery of speech after stroke|
|Yasin Dhaher, PhD||Mechanics of walking|
|Sudarshan Dayanidhi, PhD, PT||Muscle physiology in children with developmental disorders|
|Levi Hargrove, PhD||EMG control of upper and lower limb prostheses|
|Arun Jayaraman, PhD||Powered exoskeletons for restoration of gait|
|Todd Kuiken, MD PhD||Neural signals for control of prosthetic devices|
|Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi, PhD||Human machine interface for people with spinal cord injury|
|James Patton, PhD||Error augmentation & other methods for machine-facilitated learning and recovery|
|Colin Franz, MD PhD||Using patient-derived stem cells to model neuromuscular disorders|
|W. Zev Rymer, MD, PhD||Novel motor unit recording techniques|
|Andrea Domenighetti, PhD||Muscle stem cell biology and physiology in patients with cerebral palsy and stroke|